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[News] Kerala Legislators Get Their GNU/Linux Laptops with Free Software

  • Subject: [News] Kerala Legislators Get Their GNU/Linux Laptops with Free Software
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Dec 2009 03:14:12 +0000
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141 Kerala legislators get a laptop

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| Thiruvananthapuram: All 141 legislators of the 
| state assembly were Tuesday given a brand new HCL 
| laptop each.
| Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan handed over one 
| laptop to Leader of the Opposition Oommen Chandy 
| at the banquet hall of the state assembly.
| It is yet to be decided if the legislators would 
| be charged for the computers, speaker of the 
| assembly K. Radhakrishnan told.



Kerala adopts free and open source software in education

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| The Kerala government has adopted free and
| open source software (FOSS) for the state
| education department and for e-governance.
| The curriculum department Saturday has also | recommended extension of FOSS to higher
| secondary schools.
| The implementation of this has been
| entrusted to the IT@school Project, a
| mission mode agency under the stateâs
| general education department.


As it expands into virtualization, open source vendor upbeat on RP prospects

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| Red Hat, renowned for its open source
| solutions, is going head-long into the
| virtualization space and is hopeful that
| local companies would adopt what arguably
| is a double-barreled offering â open
| source-based virtualization.
| The tech firm said the new product
| offering, to be distributed and supported
| locally by MSI-ECS Philippines starting in
| late 2009, has the potential to benefit
| local enterprises who need a robust but
| inexpensive solution for their IT systems.


Kerala scores with open source training

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| IT Kerala has claimed success in its initiative
| to promote use of free open source software
| (FOSS) in the state, with the first batch of
| its FOSS-skilled personnel trained by the
| Centre for Advanced Training in Free Open
| Source Software, being fully placed in
| government and private organizations.

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